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Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

2012

Evaluation

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Gp Project: Process And Impact Evaluation, Ann Dadich, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Penny Abbott, Jenny Reath Jan 2012

Gp Project: Process And Impact Evaluation, Ann Dadich, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Penny Abbott, Jenny Reath

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

University of Western Sydney (UWS) was commissioned by the NSW Sexually Transmissible Infections Programs Unit (STIPU) to evaluate the General Practitioner (GP) Project in collaboration Prof. Usherwood and Dr Kang. The GP Project aimed to promote the delivery of evidence-based sexual healthcare within primary care in NSW; this was addressed through the development, promotion, and delivery of nine items tailored for NSW GPs and practice nurses (PNs). For GPs, the items include a double-sided A4-size STI Testing Tool; the online STI Resources for General Practice; a Drivetime Radio Medical CD, which included an interview related to STIs; the Online STI ...


Assessing Alcohol Consumption In Older Adults: Looking For A Solution To Inform Evaluation Of Social Marketing Campaigns, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Laura Robinson Jan 2012

Assessing Alcohol Consumption In Older Adults: Looking For A Solution To Inform Evaluation Of Social Marketing Campaigns, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Laura Robinson

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Alcohol consumption in older people presents unique challenges due to changes in body composition, co-morbid conditions and associated mediations, as well as a reduction in metabolic capacity. As such, this generation has been identified as an at-risk group by the NHRMC (NHRMC, 2011). For the purpose of this paper "older" adults are individuals aged 65 years and over. The NHMRC produced guidelines for minimising the risks associated with alcohol consumption in 2001 (NHMRC, 2001). While the 2001 NHMRC guidelines did not provide specific recommendations regarding levels of consumption for older people the revised 2009 guidelines recommend, 'Older people are advised ...


Evaluation Of Gesture Based Interfaces For Medical Volume Visualization Tasks, Cam Kirmizibayrak, Nadezhda Radeva, Mike Wakid, John W. Philbeck, John Sibert, James Hahn Jan 2012

Evaluation Of Gesture Based Interfaces For Medical Volume Visualization Tasks, Cam Kirmizibayrak, Nadezhda Radeva, Mike Wakid, John W. Philbeck, John Sibert, James Hahn

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Interactive systems are increasingly used in medical applications with the widespread availability of various imaging modalities. Gesture-based interfaces can be beneficial to interact with these kinds of systems in a variety of settings, as they can be easier to learn and can eliminate several shortcomings of traditional tactile systems, especially for surgical applications. We conducted two user studies that explore different gesture-based interfaces for interaction with volume visualizations. The first experiment focused on rotation tasks, where the performance of the gesture-based interface (using Microsoft Kinect) was compared to using the mouse. The second experiment studied localization of internal structures, comparing ...


Clinical Speech To Text: Evaluation Setting, Hanna Suominen, Jim Basilakis, Maree Johnson, Linda Dawson, Lief Hanlen, Barbara Kelly, Anthony Yeo, Paula Sanchez Jan 2012

Clinical Speech To Text: Evaluation Setting, Hanna Suominen, Jim Basilakis, Maree Johnson, Linda Dawson, Lief Hanlen, Barbara Kelly, Anthony Yeo, Paula Sanchez

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Failures in information flow from clinical handover are the leading cause of sentinel events in the USA and associated with nearly half of all ad-verse events and over a tenth of preventable adverse events in Australia. Verbal clinical handover provides a good picture of the background clinical history and current state of clinical management of a group of patients cared for by a nurs-ing team. However, all this valuable verbal information is lost after three con-secutive shifts if no notes are taken during handover. When traditional note-taking by hand occurs, less than a third of data is transferred correctly after ...